One dead, two wounded in shooting near park in northeast Charlotte, CMPD says

Mark Price
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One person was shot and killed and two others were wounded early Sunday in a series of related shootings in the area of Sugar Creek Community Park, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

The person who died has been identified as 21-year-old Jamias Lowon Shropshire, CMPD said. The identities of the two wounded people have not been released.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Merlane Drive, a dead-end street on the northern edge of Sugar Creek Community Park. The park is off West Sugar Creek Road, south of Interstate 85.

“When officers arrived, they located two victims with apparent gunshot wounds,” police said in a news release. One person was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.

“The second victim was transported by Medic with non-life threatening injuries. A short time later, a third victim arrived at Atrium University with a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” police.

CMPD has not said how the shootings are related and if there is a suspect.

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